Issue Date: 13/04/2004
Issue Name: Ocean Liners - QM2 Maiden Voyage (not carried)
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Stunning cover officially produced for Cunard to celebrate the Maiden Voyage of the Queen Mary 2. This beautiful cover features a stunning image of the QM2 and has all 6 Ocean Liners stamps, along with a Southampton postmark. It is available signed by QM2 Captain, Commodore Warwick. It was NOT carried onboard.
Few companies have as proud a heritage as Cunard Line. In 1839 Samuel Cunard successfully tendered for a contract to deliver mail across the atlantic from Great Britain to North America. To fulfil the contract Cunard built 4 steamships and pioneered regular scheduled Trans-Atlantic sailings in 1840.
Perhaps the most famous Cunard ships out of over 200 in its history are the Cunard Queens; Queen Mary (1934-1967), Queen Elizabeth (1936-1968) and QE2 (1967-) which have dominated the Atlantic for the last sixty years.
Queen Mary 2, the biggest liner ever bul at 150,000 tons, continues this Cunard tradition. She is the heir to all that has gone before and she exemplifies the art of shipbuilding in it most refined and masterful form.
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Commodore Warwick first took command of the Queen Elizabeth 2 in July 1990, and was Master during the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, on the occasion of Cunard Line’s 150th anniversary celebrations at Spithead.